Important Information about the 2015-2016 School Year
We’ve had a incredible year thus far in 2014-15, and we’re looking forward to the 2015-16 school year!   We will have two open houses for families interested in our program on Tuesday, January 27th at 11:00 am, and Tuesday, February 10th at 11:00 am. The open houses will provide information for the upcoming school year, and a chance to view our facility. Also, this will be an opportunity to ask  questions you may have about our program. We will have a limited number of slots in our program due to an increase in enrollment. Returning families will have first priority, so new families need to register early.

Open House Dates for Families Interested in Our Program

Tuesday, January 27th at 11:00 am

Tuesday, February 10th at 11:00 am

Registration Dates for 2015-16 School Year

Registration for 2015-16 Classes for Returning Students: February 3, 2015

Registration for 2015-16 Classes for New Students: March 3, 2015

High School Formal

The high school formal will be held May 2, 2015 at the Watershed in Lexington. More details to come soon!

High School Program

All high school classes and syllabi will be pre-approved by SCAIHS  (South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schoolers) for college preparatory credit. Also, all high school classes, with the exception of foreign languages, may be taken for honors credit. However, any student wishing to take a course for honor’s credit MUST declare the honor’s component at the beginning of the year.  Our graduates have been accepted at the University of South Carolina Honor’s College, Clemson University, Columbia International University, Erskine College, Charleston Southern College, Anderson University, and Midlands Technical College.

Why You Should Consider Excelsior!

gervais-street-bridge2Excelsior is a family-oriented Christian resource used in tandem with homeschooling. We are privileged to assist home schooling families in the Midlands as they direct the education of their students. We offer classes from four years of age through high school.   We offer strong academic instruction, as well as opportunities  for your student to build relationships inside and outside of the classroom.

KarateThe Academy classes, ages 4-13, will develop an effective Christian worldview  as they study history, literature, foreign language, art, and optional  electives.  Academy students will be involved in monthly field trips and a  service project each semester. All of our High School offerings are college-preparatory classes with honors options which must be declared at the beginning of the school year.

High school students are able to take part in monthly socials, occasional service projects, and an annual spring formal. We hope you’ll consider joining this committed community of teachers, parents, and students.

About Us

Excelsior is not a third option support group and satisfies no requirements for legal accountability.  You must register with either your school district, SCAIHS, or a third option support group by the 10th day of your district’s start date to legally home school.

cute-galsClasses are held at First Baptist Church of West Columbia.  The church is located at 400 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169, and is convenient to downtown Columbia just across the Gervais Street bridge.  Our classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August through April. Contact us for more information!

Upcoming Events:

Open House for 2015-16 School Year: January 27th

Registration for 2015-16 Classes for Returning Students: February 3, 2015

Open House for 2015-16 School Year: February 10, 2015

Winter Break: February 23 – 27, 2015

Registration for 2015-16 Classed for New Students:  March 3, 2015

Science Fair: March 17, 2015

Last Day of Academy Classes: April 7, 2015

End of Year Drama Production: April 18, 2015

Last Day of High School Classes: April 23, 2015

High School Spring Formal: May 2, 2015


2015 – 16 School Year

Registration for 2015-16 Classes for Returning Students: February 3, 2015

Open House for 2015-16 School Year: February 10, 2015

Registration for 2015-16 Classed for New Students: March 3, 2015

Orientation for 2015-16 School Year: August 11, 2015

First Day of Classes for 2015-16 Year: August 18, 2015

Fall Break: September 28, 2015 – October 1, 2015

Last Day of Academy Fall Classes: November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Break: November 23 – 27, 2015

Last Day of High School Fall Classes: December 8, 2015

All Classes Resume: January 6, 2016

Winter Break: February 23 – 27, 2016

Last Day of Academy Spring Classes: April 7, 2016

Last Day of High School Classes: April 21, 2016